Daystar Television Canada

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Daystar Television Canada
Daystar Canada.png
Daystar Television Canada logo
Launched October 1, 2005
Owned by World Impact Ministries
(branding licensed from Word of God Fellowship)
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Slogan Experience it
Country Canada
Broadcast area National
Headquarters Vancouver, British Columbia
Formerly called The Christian Channel (2005-2009)
Grace TV (2009-2013)
Website Daystar Television Canada
Availability
Satellite
Bell TV Channel 650
Shaw Direct Channel 399
Cable
Rogers Cable Channel 241
Cogeco Channel 186
Northwestel Channel 226
Shaw Cable Channel 166
(Select areas only)
Source Cable Channel 123
IPTV
Bell Fibe TV Channel 632
Bell MTS Channel 27
Optik TV Channel 872
SaskTel Channel 282

Daystar Television Canada is a Canadian English language Category B specialty channel that broadcasts Religious programming dedicated to the Christian faith.

It is owned by World Media Ministries.

Originally known as The Christian Channel from 2005 to 2009, it was re-branded as Grace TV in September 2009. As of June 2013, the majority of its programming became sourced from the U.S. Evangelical Christian network Daystar Television, and the network ultimately took on the Daystar brand in November 2013.

History[edit]

Logo used under The Christian Channel brand.

The channel was launched on October 1, 2005 as The Christian Channel by previous owners S-VOX.

On January 26, 2009, S-VOX announced that it had reached an agreement to sell the Christian Channel to World Impact Ministries. The sale was subject to Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) approval.[1] It was approved by the CRTC on May 4, 2009.[2] World Impact Ministries took control of the channel on June 1, 2009 and introduced new programming including eNcounter- its flagship program airing daily.[3] The channel was renamed Grace TV on September 16, 2009.[4]

Logo used under the Grace TV brand.

In May 2013, Grace TV entered into a partnership with the U.S. based religious broadcaster Daystar Television, in which the majority of Grace TV's programming would come from Daystar, with the remaining 35% provided by Canadian producers.[5] [6] On November 23, 2013, the network announced that it would drop the Grace TV name in favor of branding as Daystar full-time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Christian Channel enters new ownership agreement with World Impact Ministries; CNW Group; 2009-01-26
  2. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2009-247; CRTC; 2009-05-04
  3. ^ CRTC Approves World Impact Ministries' Purchase of The Christian Channel; WIM; 2009-05-05
  4. ^ Christian Channel Re-brands to Grace TV; Broadcaster Magazine; 2009-09-17
  5. ^ Daystar Canada, About, Official Website, Canada, retrieved October 16, 2016
  6. ^ Mark Ward Sr., The Electronic Church in the Digital Age: Cultural Impacts of Evangelical Mass Media [2 volumes]: Cultural Impacts of Evangelical Mass Media, ABC-CLIO, USA, 2015, page 281

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